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Old 05-06-2014, 04:33 PM
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My boy wants a crawler... He's almost 7 and has been watching YouTube vids of crawler competitions. So what can a guy get in the RTR variety that won't disappoint?
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:27 PM
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try a losi mini crawler (1/18)
a buddy has one, its great for running around inside

used ones are fairly cheap
lots of upgrades if he likes it
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I was thinking of something that is 1/10 scale. Are those Axial trucks any good?
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Axial is good. Tons of support. Grab a ridgecrest and let him rip
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axial crawlers are good
scx10 is a scaler
ax10 is the crawler
wrath is the racer

my scx10 crawls as good as a buddys ax10
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Is he watching the scale crawler videos or competition crawler videos? Myself I have 3 1/2 Axials (2 1/2 scale crawlers and 1 AX10 competition crawler) and I find that the aftermarket support is never-ending for them. Out of the box they are "good". Theres a bit too much plastic/flexing in some key areas for my taste but perfect for a kid to start with.
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Originally Posted by Phins Fan View Post
Is he watching the scale crawler videos or competition crawler videos? Myself I have 3 1/2 Axials (2 1/2 scale crawlers and 1 AX10 competition crawler) and I find that the aftermarket support is never-ending for them. Out of the box they are "good". Theres a bit too much plastic/flexing in some key areas for my taste but perfect for a kid to start with.
He's watching competition videos. Pretty extreme stuff. A lot of 6 wheel and 8 wheel custom rigs.
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I have an Axial and a Losi Night Crawler and I like the Losi better for the fact that the worm drive doesn't require you to hold break or reverse on any incline or descent. It will not freewheel off power no matter what.
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My 4 year old has an axial scx10 RTR and loves it. We take his and mine out almost every day
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Axial Wraith....It is scale enough to look awesome yet has the capabilities to hold its own against even some of the top Comp Crawlers.

Plus its durable. My 3 yr old and my 7 yr old both have one and they beat the piss out of them.

I switched them to the wraith after the SCX10 Honcho couldn't seem to stay on the wheels with the lack of skilled driving.
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About how fast will one of these Axial trucks go?
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Have the "low buck" hook-up for you.. Got one of these for my 7 yr old a couple years back..
http://www.nitrorcx.com/72c-bs703t-yellow-crawler.html

He beat the snot out of it for over a year before graduating to a losi SCT and we never broke a thing on it!! For the $130 there is very big bang for the buck!!
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About how fast will one of these Axial trucks go?
Depends on what you put into it.

Stock the RTR has a 20t motor so it can still get up and fly.

Or you can upgrade it and turn it into a race car. Haha. I put a MMP, Tekin pro 4 3300kv, and 3s lipo in my sons setup. It's more speed and power than he can handle. But it teaches him he must learn finger control.
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I have 1 I run a rooster ESC and a 35T HH torquemaster that does just fine with the stock gearing. A bit slower than stock but more torque. Another I have uses a SV3 ESC with a 4600 kV motor. Everything is upgraded as it has WAY to much power and constantly flips at full throttle and has even beaten a couple of stock shortcourse trucks in drag races. Albeit short races but wins none the less. It all depends on what you want to do with it.
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Ok... got reigned in by the Mrs... Can't spend $700 on two crawlers (now my 9 year old want's one too). So I'm looking towards the Losi 1/18 rtr crawler. Anyone got any notes on that one?
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